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Monday, 5 August 2019

Gateway Country

quote [ Thinking about the globalization of the computer industry through a tech company so American it prominently promoted its birth on an Iowa farm on its packaging. ]

[SFW] [business] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:25amGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Goodwill pulls paychecks from disabled workers

quote [ An iconic nonprofit thrift store is crying poor in the face of looming payroll increases, and it is announcing plans to layoff disabled employees in order to take on the extra cost. ]

They cheaper then Goodwill
[SFW] [business] [+6 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Memes Are the New Pop Stars: How TikTok Became the Future of the Music Industry

quote [ Much like porn, rap?and the people who consume it?has a tradition of driving consumer technology forward. [?] Record labels still have tight control over much of the world?s most popular music?a defining aspect of the industry that has made it difficult for tech startups or major streaming services and social networks to go around them altogether. ]

Sorry? while planning to post more eco-anarchistic content, this article just explained TikTok, the Musical.ly engine inside and the general business state very well.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@10:46amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 8 July 2019

A shorter workweek should be a key part of the Green New Deal

quote [ Every hour you work contributes to the climate crisis. One way to cut emissions: more days off. ]

Yes! Working less is the actual mindful thing to do. Too bad employers seldom honour the positive impacts.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:41pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 30 June 2019

GrubHub is buying up thousands of restaurant web addresses. That means Mom and Pop can't own their slice of the internet

quote [ It also appears to publish shadow pages without owners' consent?sometimes in direct competition with real websites. ]

The food in your delivery
[SFW] [business] [+5 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [10 comments]

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Employees creating furnishings for concentration camp to walk out

quote [ Wayfair employees plan to walk out tomorrow, after no action was taken in response to their opposition to the company supplying border detention camps with beds for children. ]

Real worker's solidarity is the best tool we have.
The CEO being a baptist is all for this shit, because of course he is.
[SFW] [business] [+10 Good]
[by eggboy@1:48amGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 7 June 2019

Getting poorer while working harder: The 'cliff effect'

quote [ This complicated and frustrating challenge is just one symptom of an overarching problem. In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers. ]

Is it getting hot or what?
[SFW] [business] [+7]
[by Paracetamol@7:14pmGMT] [40 comments]

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Vox Media Employees Walk Out On Final Day Of Union Bargaining

quote [ CEO Jim Bankoff, meanwhile, said he was disappointed in the walkout and said paying higher wages was "not realistic or smart." ]

Read the first letter of every paragraph. <3 I'm not a fan of Vox, except for a few things they've done, but Unionization has essentially caused The Onion to take their gloves completely off and I'm curious to see what might happen to Vox. Plus, solidarity. ;)

11,000 People Who Prepare Your Airline Food Are Considering a Strike - The New York Times

[SFW] [business] [+4 Good]
[by steele@7:12pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 2 June 2019

North Face apologizes after openly gloating about gaming Wikipedia for free advertising

quote [ A yikes of the highest order ]

Stomping through like North Face waterproof
[SFW] [business] [+3 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:14amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 31 May 2019

?They Were Conned?: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers

quote [ A valuable piece of tin ]

Woah. That boils down to looking away a lot in the name of municipal income. Sadly, a common pattern. Article has a second part as well. Both in extended.

[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@8:25pmGMT] [0 comments]

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